Monday, August 2, 2010

Hooray for Hollywood

I went on a quick trip to the LA area last weekend with my friend, Aimee. Here we are getting ready to leave.
There are so many fun DIFFERENT things to do over there. I like to try and do something different every time I go.
This time we started out with tickets to the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night and built around that.


This is Amiee in our upgraded room. We ended up with what they call a "suite" room after they messed up our reservation. It was a nice hotel, with free parking which is a good thing over there now.

Entering Hollywood.



We had dinner at this place. It was a fun experience. The menu had stuff on from like the 40's and 50's. It was good though. The waiters looked like they had been there since the place opened. Someone told us later that they were known for bad service. It wasn't really that bad, they were just a little self absorbed and maybe hard of hearing.

The inside reminded me a little of Durant's in Phoenix. There is a mural up high along the wall. Then lots of dark wood and old tufted booths.





I had lamb shanks and Aimee got the salisbury steak. Fun experience.




After dinner, we walked along Hollywood Blvd a little. This was right out the front door. There really are some fun things to see and do in Hollywood, but there are also a lot of lingerie, tattoo and porn shops.




I can't help but think of these as hooker shoes. I can't think of who else would wear them! The little Asian lady who owned the store didn't want me to take pictures. These were through the front window.



















It was a really pleasant evening though and I found a nice Hollywood Tshirt. As the sun started to set, we headed to the Hollywood Bowl.








Fun art deco statue at the entrance to the Hollywoood Bowl.












This is what the venue looks like. Plus lots of people with all sorts of picnics all over the grounds. A fun evening!










Sergio Mendes at the Hollywood Bowl.